Today's highlights: Kcentrix Software PleaseReview; Look2Skype; Ovum on Symbian & Microsoft; Gartner on What's Next for NTP;
- Kcentrix Software released PleaseReview, a subscription-based document authoring and review service for small- and medium-sized businesses. Enables document managers and authors to simultaneously and collaboratively edit Microsoft Word documents, along with PDF and image files. Browser based. Free 30-day evaluation available. Available immediately. Kcentrix Software
- Look2Skype provides an add-in for Microsoft Outlook 2000, XP and 2003, which enables Outlook users to place Skype calls from the Outlook Contact list. Look2Skype
- An Ovum analyst says that the licensing deal between Symbian and Microsoft for Exchange Server ActiveSync is "too little, too late". Specifically, this will not put Symbian devices on the radar of CIOs. NewsFactor
- Gartner says that NTP may now pursue patent infringement actions against Microsoft and IBM. Comment: I totally agree, and actually I wrote an Insight Bulletin at Ferris in February 2003 entitled NTP Threatens All Wireless Email, Not Just BlackBerry (subscription required ... but hey, even I can't read it now). vnunet.com
This Briefing was written by Michael Sampson, of Shared Spaces Research & Consulting Ltd. Email or IM Michael to discuss any of these items further.